by Scott Ingenito
Hello again my friends, I am writing to you today about a friend of mine. She is in fact one of the first subscribers to The Enlightened Chef’s Blog, and shockingly she lives over 3,500 miles away from me! I always said that cooking brings people together and she is proof of that. She lives in Snohomish, Washington and she just put out her first of many products:
KRAZY GOOD Candied Jalapenos!!
Over the last few months, my friend and I have conversed about recipes and our cooking influences, below is a little snip of a conversation we had about the launching of her new line of Krazy Good products.
Q: Where did this idea come from?
A: “I LOVE to cook & create. I’d tasted something similar that came from another far off state & wanted to create my own version. I Have spent the last 3 years perfecting these babies…. I like to make people happy with my food & it was causing quite a stir from the get go..”
Q: Who Inspires you?
A: “I LOVE Racheal Ray, Paula Deen & of course Guy Fieri. They all entertain me immensely! My children have always been & always will be what inspires me. That & the thought that maybe, just maybe I could have my own little restaurant someday!! “
I have to say, after trying these Krazy Good Candied Jalapenos, I was hooked. I am a fan of Sweet & Spicy and these are the perfect combo of both! I spoke with her about the product and promised her that I would come up with some recipes using them. So today I created two great meals using them as a base to build from. Here is what I came up with.
Krazy West Coast Vegetarian Chili
by Scott Ingenito
2 Yellow bell peppers diced
2 Red bell peppers diced
2 Green bell peppers diced
2 cans of Dark red kidney beans, rinsed
1 can of black beans, rinsed
1 can of cannellini beans, rinsed
1 cup of fresh made tomato sauce (can use jarred if you do not have fresh)
4 small plum tomatoes diced
1 white onion diced
1/2 red onion diced
1 cup of sweet corn, roasted
3/4 cup of Krazy Good Candied Jalapenos
my custom spice mix: Not that mass produced, overly processed, bland stuff you find in the grocery store! Do yourself a favor and clean out your spice cabinets and replace it all with some nice quality spices. They are NOT more expensive and they are much more flavorful and will last you longer.